Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.


Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.


With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.


While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.


Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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As with most things in life, no matter how refined the details, sometimes you've gotta kiss a bunch of frogs to find a prince. Just the matter of odds. And pricing. One guy offered to be our Hawaii gardener for $40 a month, and he came only once a month, too. For 15 minutes. By picking up a ton m...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Spring Clean Tips will offer you information that you can actually use when your home is due for a big clean. These ideas will offer you the opportunity to make your home a much cleaner and also a better place to stay in. Think about employing cleaners to come consistently, either daily or weekly...

By Dan Johns, Professional Rug Cleaning&Restoration
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Choose Trusted Professionals to Clean Your Rugs Oriental and Asian rugs are a beautiful home addition. Like beautiful paintings and wall décor, rugs contribute to the character of a well-decorated home. Unlike wall décor, area rugs receive foot traffic. Rugs are used to protect living spaces, liv...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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Upholstered headboards add luxury and comfort to our beds. There are many stylish fabrics to go with for a personalized and cozy feel. But over time, they will need cleaning. That is where the rubber hits the road for many people. Luckily, there are simple ways you can take to ensure your upholst...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Are you searching for best circular saws at an affordable cost? You have plenty of choices to pick out the best one. It becomes popular for many wood carvers and builders. It allows people to perform different functions. Circular saws are an essential tool these days. This tool assists to create ...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 A professional welder needs to use the best type of the machine for a different purpose. It is used for joining the breaking parts and others. If you are in need of buying the welding machine, you can keep an eye on the different kinds of the machine. In the market, one can explore a variety of ...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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  If you have a land that you recently found or bought, the best you can do with it is build a custom home. Even if you already have a home, you can always use an extra one for family vacations or for retirement. The only way to build a home that fits the idea of your ‘dream house’ is hiring the...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Bother to declutter.A cluttered space in your home can add to you stress level and keep you quite annoyed and uncomfortable. Redecorating can be overwhelming, and an overhaul of the area should be expensive. With so many decisions to consider, it’s always good to know some points on how to reign ...

By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
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DIY Christmas Décor: Getting Your Home Holiday Ready for Less Here are some ways to decorate your home without breaking the bank.1. Flameless candles and votives make your space feel warm and inviting and can be bought at a reasonable price. You can wrap beads around the bigger candles to give th...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Home heating oil can be pricey, yet it is essential for keeping your family cozy and also comfy during the cold weather. Following these basic suggestions as well as techniques will certainly help you afford your gas shipments.Reduced Your ThermostatSimply lowering your thermostat from 70 to 68 d...

By Danny Margagliano, Danny "Wheels"
(30a Local Properties)
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Painting the interior of your home can make a differenceWhen moving into a new home most new buyers want to add their own personal touch. This can be done most easily by hiring someone for interior home painting. The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are hiring the right compa...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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Bother to declutter.A cluttered space in your home can add to you stress level and keep you quite annoyed and uncomfortable. Redecorating can be overwhelming, and an overhaul of the area should be expensive. With so many decisions to consider, it’s always good to know some points on how to reign...

By Velva Dunn, residential sales,new homes and relocation
(Velva Dunn)
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Buying or selling a home is an incredibly stressful process. In fact, it can be as stressful as other major life events, such as getting a divorce or having a baby. The process of buying or selling a house tends to be long and daunting. Your house is likely your biggest asset, something you've in...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Your Home - Making a More Relaxing Home    it's almost the end of the year once again! With the new year coming, why not get started on one of the essential necessities in your life, your HOME! We've talked about home improvement in the past, but in this month's segment, we will be focusing on w...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 In choosing both indoor as well as outdoor furniture, top quality is the utmost crucial. In today's hard times, every penny conserved deserves a whole lot; thus every purchase must be assumed of seriously and meticulously.While a lot of us desire to improve our houses, numerous have ended up bei...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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It is almost time for the seasons to change once again as we move from winter slowly into spring.  As the seasons change many people find that they like to get things around their home organized to make the transition seem smoother.  Organizing your home can be made simple with a few of the follo...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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This is very good advice for home owners... Just in time.  Here is September's epic flooring post.  Actually, I posted the original on my site on September 27.   Warning to my Active Rain Colleagues:  This is a long epic article - over 3,000 words.  It is targeted for consumers searching for floo...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Luxury Oceanfront Condo La Perla Your La Perla  Ocean Residence is more than a home -- it offers you an incomparable lifestyle complete with 24-hour valet service and front desk attendant, an oceanview fitness center and more.  For your business needs, make use of our business center and conferen...

By Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003, Call (760)574-8486. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs.)
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5 Upgrades for a Wow-Worthy KitchenKitchens are fundamentally the lifeblood of any home. Sure, the living room and bedrooms are important, but it’s the kitchen that makes a house into a home. When the kitchen is impressive and inviting, the whole family can picture themselves in and about it in t...

By Allen Lomax, WNC Mountain Homes & Horse Farms Specialists
(Steed Talker Realty is with two hours of Tryon International Equestrian Center and we offer the best properties in the area.)
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In the featured photo above Buttercup, a poisionous invasive weed, is choking out this pasture.  Well Maintained Horse Pastures Provide a Positive Selling point for Buyers of Equestrian EstatesHealthy Pasture for Healthy HorsesHorse property owners in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina...